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Richard Ragsdale

Richard Ragsdale

American physician
Richard Ragsdale
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Intro American physician
Was Physician Gynaecologist
From United States of America
Type Healthcare
Gender male
Birth 1 September 1935
Death 23 October 2004 (aged 69 years)
Star sign Virgo
Peoplepill ID richard-ragsdale
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Dr. Richard Ragsdale (September 1, 1935 1 October 23, 2004) was a physician who performed abortions in Illinois. Ragsdale opened his Northern Illinois Women's Center in 1973, after the Roe vs. Wade U.S. Supreme Court case striking down laws against abortion.

Early life

Richard Ragsdale was born September 1, 1935, in Madison, Wisconsin, the son of Clarence and Marie (Zettler) Ragsdale. He attended the University of Wisconsin as an undergraduate, and received his medical degree from UW as well.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1966 to 1970, achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Northern Illinois Women's Center

Ragsdale v. Turnock

Ragsdale filed suit against the state of Illinois regarding excessive and unnecessary requirements for ambulatory surgical clinics. The case reached the Supreme Court and was settled with an acceptance of some restriction.

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